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from my life." michael, there's a story today out of michigan politics, out of benton harbor, michigan, that i saved until this point in the show because i really want to get your take on it as well as what's going on with the republican presidential candidates. can you hold on one second? >> absolutely, yes. >> we'll be back with michael moore. >>> two quick vignettes from republican america in today's news. first from benton harbor, michigan, a town taken over after the new republican controlled legislature and michigan's new republican governor expanded and beefed up a law covering emergency financial managers. under the new law the state government can declare a local emergency, overrule local elections and replace any locally elected officials. republican governor rick snyder's administration will weigh in and do what they want in a town or a school district. they will override local democracy and local control. in april the emergency manager put in charge of benton harbor, michigan, declared unilaterally the elected officials of the city would hence worth be allowed to do three t
first! we have the resources! >> meanwhile, michigan, another battleground state, and the battle is playing out this weekend. governors perry and romney were there at a republican party event. candy crowley will have straw poll results that are due a little later this hour. we'll chat with her about that. meanwhile, listen to mitt romney talk about what he'll do on day one as president. >> the burden of regulation is even larger than the burden of our taxation. if i'm president the first thing i'm going to do on day one is issue an executive order saying all the regulations put in place by barack obama's administration are put on hold and we're getting rid of the ones that killed jobs. >> again we are expecting results of that straw poll in michigan coming up at the bottom of the hour. we'll check in with candy crowley. >>> six minutes past the hour now. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about these protests last week when they first started. demonstrators you see here have been gathering
purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. rogers: mr. speaker, i have a bill at the desk. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 1892. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. pursuant to house resolution 392 and rule 18, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892. the chair appoints the gentlelady from michigan, mrs. miller, to preside over the committee of the whole. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 1892, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 2012 for intelligence and intelligence related activities of the united states government, the community management account, and the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system, and for other purposes. the chair: pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered as read the
the house's on friday. >>> and a michigan straw poll over the weekend, romney registers just over 50% of the vote with the texas governor finishing far back in second place with 17%. perry also finished a distant second in saturday's florida straw poll to businessman herman cain. cain with a surprising 37% of the vote with perry's 15%. romney finished third in florida with 15%. perry had been considered the front-runner until his disappointing performance at thursday's gop debate. what does this mean for the gop race? we'll ask herman cain live when he joins us right here on "american morning" at 7:40 eastern. >>> president obama is keeping the focus on his jobs plan. after a fund-raiser in seattle, the president will attend a series of evens in california today beginning with a town hall. live at the white house, dan lothian is here to tell us more. >> reporter: about 250 people expected to be at that town hall. we're told the questions will be posed by members of link'd in, also the ceo of that company will pose questions to the president. the focus of that town hall will be on the
of michigan politics, out of benton harbor, michigan, that i saved until this point in the show because i really want to get your take on it as well as what's going on with the republican presidential candidates. can you hold on one second? >> absolutely, yes. >> we'll be back with michael moore. ing that goal to become a principal. but, i have to support my family, so how do i go back to school? university of phoenix made it doable. i wouldn't be where i am without that degree. my name is dr. carrie buck. i helped turn an at risk school into an award winning school, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] university of phoenix is proud to sponsor education nation. because we believe an educated world is a better world. [ male announcer ] university of phoenix is proud to sponsor education nation. wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the lof d the look os in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. can make it from australia to a u.s. lab to a patient in time for surgery may seem like a trumped-up hollywood premise. ♪ but if
by the gentleman from new york, mr. reed, as the proponent and the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, as the opponent. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. reed: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reed: madam speaker, i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subjectle of bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . mr. reed: madam speaker, i am pleased to offer this resolution of disapproval of the request from the president of the united states to borrow an additional $1.5 trillion. dealing with this national debt is one of the primary reasons why i ran for congress. it is to stop the endless borrowing of washington, d.c., on the backs of our children and our grandchildren. i am also pleased to offer it in the house as a demonstration of a commitment to ending the decades' old borrow and spend practices and mentality that runs rampant here in washington. our national
% of the vote. the florida straw poll isn't the only one we're watching. the michigan republican party will have one. we'll hopefully have results around 8:30 eastern time. mitt romney and rick perry are the favorites. both made appearances at that event. during his speech, perry took a shot to his fellow front-runner mitt romney and tried to put his rough debate performance behind him. >> there are may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder. >> for all your political news and updates, you know the place to go. cnn.com/politics. >>> five minutes past the hour. let economy turn to seattle now where -- let me turn to seattle now where a fire-fight ends with a man being killed after being armed with two rifles. [ gunfire ] >> you're hearing it play out there. apparently this man was walking down the street pointing the guns at people. he didn't fire until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this happened, a high school football was going on
in his direction. in michigan kane did much lower. mitt romney, his home state, des appointing ruts for perry. many are saying why is this happening. some say his subpar debate in orlando where he took flack for his stance on immigration. today perry released a new web ad. he is trying to shiest the focus back to mitt romney and healthcare. perry said romney's language changed. >> it's portable, affordable health insurance. something people have been talking about for decades. we can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country. >> reporter: we've seeing -- we're seeing a parsing of language. >> some new numbers are out today. what are we learning from those numbers in. >> they can still say front-runner. the problem is they used to load by 11% in the last poll. then you break it down and see another area of concern. does the candidate have the personal qualities you lock for in a candidate. most people say romney does. 50% say president obama does. just 45% believe rick perry has those traits. a campaign that is looking to appear presidential and likable has to get those n
the jobs numbers and this city suffering worst than most. unemployment here is at -- well, in michigan it's at 10.9%, but in detroit it's almost at 16%. over 50% are among the long-term unemployed. why does that matter in this is a state that the president won by 17 points. and now his approval rating in the state is at 34%. those are bismol numbers, ted. he has to get the numbers up if he hopes to win re-election. we will see the president here not just today but a lot in the next year as he campaigns for re-election. >> any hint on what he will talk about today and specifically if there will be any sneak peek into what he will deliver on thursday in terms of his plan? >> in terms of the plan we will hear him talk about the fact that he will press for measures that had bipartisan support in the past. this is a big theme for the white house, the kinds of initiatives he is proposing to increase job employment in this country, and they have had the support of republicans previously so should again. i know that we will have him talk about the importance of having a strong middle class for ec
to leave his family or what he pays in taxes. host: michael from michigan, the president calling for a tax hike for those who make more than $1 million in the year. what do you think? caller: i think it is about time. steve, i want to tell you about an incident i had. during alcor's campaign, i gave $1,000 to the primary, $1,000 for the general, and $200 for the recant. i was immediately audited because i'm self-employed. since then, i actually dropped off giving donations over. a couple of years later, it happened again in the next cycle. they had people from the irs at threatening me and i paid it. and the following year, she said that i had paid my taxes twice. i will tell you after the arrogance of power, the story of richard nixon and how the irs was used against democratic contributors, and the democratic party should understand that. their contributors are being targeted by the irs. host: another comment from our twitter page. next is how joining us from albany, new york on the independent line. caller: i would first like to -- can you hear me? host: we sure can. caller: no one like
democrat in another 40 years. the next call is from michigan. caller: good morning. guest: good morning. caller: i want to thank you for hitting the topics right on the nail. we definitely need to go after the upper income people because, as in backing the great depression, it did two things. it made the wealthy get off the money. it also made them free of jobs. without a strong middle-class, this country is never going to survive. in michigan, we have a 10% unemployment rate. it is basically because of foreign trade policies that we have agreed to. we need to start taking care of our own in the united states. getting back to what the person said about president obama taking a vacation, back here in michigan, the legislature takes two months of treaty summertime. nobody needs to be taking two months off in the summertime. i want to cut short and by mr. parker for speaking the truth. guest: i want to respond if i may. i love that advertising campaign of imported from detroit. it shows this country has muscled. the state of michigan has muscle. the american car industry is coming back. lo
, delaware, illinois, indiana, kentucky, kentucky, kentucky, ohio, ohio, ohio, michigan, missouri and tennessee. some have suggested that this program has been slow to spend emergency funding provided in the f.y. 2000 c.r. the loan process ought to be strenuous. one company originally applied in 2006 and received an a.t.v. loan in 2010 and required four years of due diligence and reviewed to qualify for the loan. republicans seem to be shoing an ultimate umh. expedite the review process. by the way, the company in question employed 400 employees before receiving the loan. today they have 1,400 employees in the field of engineering research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and service, sales and support. the program has an additional 18 loan applications in progress that are projected to create 50,000 to 60,000 more jobs in california, florida, illinois, indiana, louisiana, michigan, missouri and ohio. one pending application would support investments at 11 plants in illinois, indiana, michigan and ohio. the company employs over 56,000 workers having ad
of michigan, now an msnbc contributor, and the author of a brand-new book "a governor's story, a fight for jobs in america's future." and bob strum is an economic strategist. i want you to listen to this. clinton strategist mark penn who worked for the clintons said, "obama's new tone won't work." he writes in "the huffington post, "quote, barack obama is careening down the wrong path towards re-election. he should be claiming the vital center, not abandoning it. he should be holding down taxes rather than raising them. he should be bringing the country together rather than dividing it through class warfare. that's mark penn. he's critiquing the president's new move to divide the country between those who want fair taxes and those who are rich, who don't. your thoughts, bob shrum? >> well, you know, that's marcus saying this kind of stuff all the time. two reactions to it. first, it was a remarkably fact-free and numbers-free piece from a guy who's supposed to be a pollster. he says, for example, that gore lost -- i actually he won, but that gore lost because he was too populist. he ta
america. and i want you to know, we will not let michigan become a right -to-work-for-less state. we will defeat financial martial law for fighting together, standing together and winning together. i'm proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from detroit any time, any place. god bless you and happy labor day. and now i'm very pleased and honored to introduce a woman who stands with working people every single day, a real warrior for working men and women whose -- who's lifted up the department of labor so that it works for working families again and again and again and again. please welcome our warrior, our friend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. all right. >> all right. how's everybody? is labor in the house? labor in the house? happy labor day, detroit. [cheers and applause] >> it's great to be back in the motor city and especially with my good friend, president rich trumpka and all of our union leaders and my former congressional colleagues that are also here. give them all a round of applause, please. [applause] >> and of course it's s
testimony. >> you're welcome, sir. >> the co-chair now recognizes congressman upton of michigan. >> thank you for not only being with here today, but with us for a number of days and days ahead answering questions so i appreciate that flexibility. we know that the u.s. corporate tax rate is the second highest that there is. as we look back at the size of the top 20 companies in the world, 50 years ago, 17 of them were u.s.-based. in 1985, 13 of the top 20 companies were in the u.s., and today, it's about six. the companies that i talked to particularly in michigan and before this committee here in energy and commerce, one of the things that they talk quite about is certainty in the tax code. there's a lot of -- and has been discussion on working with chairman camp and baucus as well to hear their comments from the many hearings that they've had, but the research and development tax credit which stops and starts and stops and starts is a real frustration. accelerated deappreciation has been a bipartisan idea for a long time to encourage investment here in this country and export products o
there. host: grand rapids, michigan. steve, good morning good morning. caller: good morning. i heard your earlier comment about comment about -- i heard your earlier comment about the budget being very small. host: that's what advocates say. in comparison, about $5 billion. it is smaller compared to government's overall budget, as well as corporations. caller: i think you are very naive in the fact that when we want the u.n. to vote our way, we literally drive all these other countries, -- we bribe all these other countries, and we spend millions more than that to get the boat to go our way. when we do get a vote in the u.n., the united states carries the major weight. we use all our supplies, all our troops. you are wrong with the money. host: where did you find this data? where did you find the stated that the u.n. uses money to bribe. the united states, excuse me. caller: there are so many backdoor deals. if you vote our way, we will build you this dam, or we will do this or that. that goes on all the time. host: where have you read that? caller: where have i read that? that's jus
and we are fairly close to where we should have been today, a few clouds drifted across like michigan but very little in the way of rainfall across chicago. 66 degrees in chicago but check out the numbers all over the midwest. it is very pleasant around here. tempters beginning to drop in some of the western suburbs. tonight's temperatures and the like are going to drop into the 50s. look at the dew point temperatures and you can say they are a little higher along chicago's lakefront. we're expecting some fog to form and already we're seeing it visibility nibbled away in some parts of the chicago area. there is some ran out to our east moving through parts of western pennsylvania into ohio and even indiana, maybe a few sprinkles in parts of the chicago area but this isn't going to amount to it too much. this is what our computer is suggesting. nothing of any consequence. tomorrow will be a beautiful day sunshine. our computer models are not generating much more than an occasional shower for any place in chicago most of the area should be dry. com winds expected. here is our forecast n
peninsula in michigan and northern wisconsin but the wins will shift directions here we are 72 degrees tonight, a beautiful night out there. you will get a look at the harvest moon if you sneak out. notice these temperatures and the '60s out in some of the western suburbs. a delightful mite around here and do. temperatures mostly in the mid to upper 50s at the moment, overnight low temperatures for chicago 59-64 or 65 degrees and will continue all night tonight. it continues to reign over parts of the northeast and upper earlobe is creating little instability problem and in fact some flash flooding was reported in parts of interior pennsylvania near the town of east berlin for example, there were water rescues as the result of heavy downpours. with a cold front coming into the chicago area tomorrow night indented tuesday but this would indicate it is going to be dry we're going to have a shower or thunder storm in the forecast here. there may be a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall. but it is not expected to be very much and it is only a slight chance of actually occurring. that is
that debate as well. is the president spoke to a friendly audience in michigan at a union event in detroit. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellen is there. he was pretty warmly received in detroit. >> he really was, wolf. and you know, labor day is traditionally the kickoff to campaign season. the president came to detroit and delivered a campaign style speech. >> as long as i'm in the white house, i'm going to stand up for collective bargaining. >> for a moment, it seemed like old finals temperature -- old times. >> four more years! four more years! >> the president took his sharpened message out for a test drive. >> we have roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. labor is onboard, business is onboard. we just need congress to get onboard. >> if they don't act, he all but threatened to campaign against a do-nothing congress. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. it's time for them to stop worries about their jobs. it's time for them to worry about your jobs. >> the people in michig
congressman upton of michigan. >> thank you for not only being with here today, but with us for a number of days and days ahead answering questions so i appreciate that flexibility. we know that the u.s. corporate tax rate is the second highest that there is. as we look back at the size of the top 20 companies in the world, 50 years ago, 17 of them were u.s.-based. in 1985, 13 of the top 20 companies were in the u.s., and today, it's about six. the companies that i talked to particularly in michigan and before this committee here in energy and commerce, one of the things that they talk quite about is certainty in the tax code. there's a lot of -- and has been discussion on working with chairman camp and baucus as well to hear their comments from the many hearings that they've had, but the research and development tax credit which stops and starts and stops and starts is a real frustration. accelerated deappreciation has been a bipartisan idea for a long time to encourage investment here in this country and export products overseas. how would changes in these two, accelerated deappreciati
been very useful to democrats in michigan. in the auto industry. so, initially, you have this sort of sense of acquiescence by democrats that, all right, we don't normally offset emergency funding, but to get this through and to avoid another big fight, we're going to do it. but then democrats seemed to sense an opening. there was a newly combative attitude coming out of the white house thaw referred to earlier, and they decided to hold the line on their troops, and they voted against the c.r. in the house, sending the original, in the original vote it we want down to defeat. republicans rallied. they made cosmetic changed to get their people on board. and then the senate, which had been expected to sort of swallow whatever came over from the house, decide that had they would get their back up and that they would block, which they did. so now we're supposed to have a vote on the democrat i go version, which provides extra money in disaster relief without cutting the loan program or the other things that republicans threw in, but that's expected to fail as well. so over the weekend,
to the gentleman from michigan, the chair of the work force protection subcommittee, mr. wahlberg. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for three minutes. mr. walberg: i urge support of my colleagues. the same language in that ordinance as well what was put in our state constitutions, it says religion, morality and knowledge be necessary to the good government and happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. i believe this bill does just that. it's a simple bill. it promotes a charter school program that accomplishes three goals. those being, one, to provide parents greater options for the children's education. two, consolidating education programs and reducing the authorization level. and three, supporting the development of high quality charter schools. that's what we are about in education. that's what we ought to be concerned with. this bill accomplished our goal of modernizing and streamlining the program by consolidating the current programs to one program and one authorization line. the results in savings still affords the taxpa
punished big states like michigan and florida for putting their presidential primaries too early? well, republicans are trying to get tough, too. their party rules will strip half the delegates from any state besides the traditional early birds, iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and republicans went ahead and added nevada this time. that go before march 6th. the time that they want to dedicate super tuesday. but we already have arizona jumping. they jumped the deadline. they set its primary for february 28th. florida is currently slated in their law for january 31st and a handful of other states that also want to share the early state spotlight. josh putnam is a political science professor at davidson college. he runs a great blog, front loading hq.com. and, of course, mark murray is the deputy nbc news political director. all right. i got to start with you, josh because mark and i have to make our holiday plans, okay? so let's begin. we do know this. the arizona decision does mean one thing. it means that iowa at least will be some time in the middle of january at the earliest. is t
island, michigan where he was competing in that state's romneyesque straw poll. >> there may be slicker candidates and smoother debaters. i know what i believe in. i will stand on that belief every day. i will guide this codeep, deep rudder. >> mitt romney handily beat perry in his former state of michigan where his father was governor and romney grew up. beat perry by 34 points. they know if romney this is nominee, their state may be in play. there was a sympathetic play on perry's bad 96 hours came from somebody who had to deal with bad debate performances before with clients, that was mary madeline. what she said on abc. >> rick perry is not the best debater. he has to say, i may have the worst debate record but the best jobs record. if you're a president, you're called on to decide, not to debate. >> that is the message team perry is hoping they can get in the next few weeks but a sure sign a poor debate performance will be hard for perry to debate. it's already been spoofed in the season premier of "saturday night live". >> was it was he was before border control? >> that concludes
jim grout. we're a very small farming community in michigan. >> the best beans you can get. >> we're not as big as new york, but we're still just as proud to be part of the fire service. being here today, put a lot of perspective on their job as well as ours. it's gut wrenching. speechless. >> i was 6 years old and a teacher came in to talk to our teacher and she told her to turn on the television. and i remember seeing smoke coming up and it just didn't seem real. it seemed like a video game or something. >> i'm cecilia warren beavers. it's an honor to have it here, it reflects who we are and what we live for, truly. the freedom that we have, and how we have to keep fighting for it. i'm jasmine ortiz. to have a part of what happened in history that will always be remembered is important to us. >> it's history. i'm captain at the fremont fire department. we deployed 11 days after the incident. >> that at the time was 4-year-old chocolate lab, the hardest part for me was the families asking us to look for their loved ones. stuffing pictures of their loved ones in our gear. as we ar
. police believe they know the motive, but they have not yet revealed it. >>> michigan governor rick snyder has signed into law controversial four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits. advocates for the poor warn that nearly 30,000 children will be without cash assistance starting october 1st. the republican governor says there will be exceptions, including for those who are disabled and can't work. >>> there may be light at the end of the tunnel for air travellers. homeland security secretary janet napolitano says you will eventually be able to keep your shoes on while passing through security. no specific date was given. she add thad restrictions on carrying liquid will continue for some time. >>> and in poland residents are cleaning up from a storm that brought massive chunks of hail. the hail stones shattered windows and damaged over 100 houses. >>> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new study suggests if taken early in pregnancy, calming anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may increase the chance of miscarriage. studying the r
will be coming up. >>> in detroit, michigan, president obama wrapped up a speech previewing his ideas for economic growth. he spoke at a labor day rally with union members. it's serving as a dress rehearsal for the address he'll deliver on thursday night. today's appearance follows last friday's dismal jobs report which showed u.s. employers added no new jobs in august. the president is urging congress to work together. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. now, the time for people you sent to washington, now is the time to worry about your jobs. >> we will air the president's speech live here on thursday. it's expected to begin at 4:00 p.m.. >>> a 9/11 video that has never been seen by the public is just surfacing showing the moments right after san francisco flight 93 crashed in a field in thanksfield, pennsylvania. >> airplane crashed over on the road and bomb on board blew it up. i don't know anything more than that. that is what i heard on the scanner. it came up and the explosion shook the house. >> the
, and that is creating showers through northwestern pennsylvania all the way through detroit, michigan. we are still near this as we go throughout the day. we can't guarantee a completely dry forecast. lee has been impressive. widespread flooding reported over the last couple days. here's a -- what happened sunday through thursday with lee, and in the shadings of gray, that's nearly a foot-plus of rain that fell over areas like howard county and up toward baltimore county. now, this is an estimate. they are a little above normal, but we have seen wide-spread areas of 6 to 12 inches of rain. flood threats continue even though the worst of the rain has gone through. the susquehanna river is about eight feet above flood stage. the good news is, the river is starting to recede, but flood waters will take a while to recede. our next storm is tropical storm maria. she is heading off toward the west, and it's going to affect the lesser antilles. eventually she will start to head close to florida, and that's going to keep her in mind. if you are heading toward our coast this weekend, it is not too bad. especiall
touchdown passes as the ducks turn the school board into a pinball machine, 69-20. >>> michigan and notre dame sporting throwback unis. it was a classic, michigan came back from a 27-7 deficit and completed this pass to roy roundtree with two seconds left. roundtree only needs to get 1 foot down. he does that. wolverines 2-0. the irish 0-2. >>> 84-year-old penn state coach paterno in the box, the lions picked a field goal but it was all alabama after that. richardson with a 13-yard 4th quarter run for six. the crimson tide a 27-11 winner. >>> ohio state is supposed to bead toledo, especially at home. the buckeyes trailed as late as the 4th quarter before pulling it out. this one's an important momentum changer in the third. field takes a bunt. he won't be stopped until he goes to the end zone. ohio state hangs on 27-22. >>> defending national champion auburn taking to the limit. the tigers and mississippi state back and forth all day, the quarterback chris rough hits the helmet of bell. the ball goes to mcneal, mcneal goes 43 yards for a score, it came down to this, second and goal for th
bulldogs. 87 degrees. dry weather expected there. the fighting irish go to michigan to take on the wolverines. the first ever night game in michigan stadium. 8:00 kickoff. rain pretty likely there. b ycht u going down to texas to take on the longhorns. 94 degrees there. and charleston southern university, the warm-up game for the seminoles of florida state, next saturday the oklahoma sooners will be down there. >> your team. >> are you a fan of oklahoma in. >> no, just throwing that out. >> howard-morehouse the big one. >>> are you ready for some football? >> i know we are. if not, perhaps this will get you ready. a look back at a redskins thriller from nearly 30 years ago. there are over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee that have earned the keurig brewed seal of approval. the keurig brewed seal is our commitment that the coffee inside will deliver a delicious cup of coffee every time. keurig brewed. look for the only mark of genuine keurig quality. can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only
this is a special part of the country for me. i actually can recall the big four carriers on lake michigan. nice to see them from time to time. they pulled iron from the north throughout the entire region. one that manufactured oils such as building cars, tractors, trucks and machinery, so did the ship errs, miners and support industries. as a result of the great lakes area, it it flourishes really was a good lesson in how we've come to learn to need each other. that is industry from the states and throughout interdependent. clearly, job retention and job creation are foremost in everyone's minds today. of our president, to the state capital, jobs are the most pressing need. i give you my view on this issue, speaking as the ceo for the company and i do serve on a number of our corporate boards. one of the ways we enhance the value of said 10 to our shareholders is too careful allocation of capital. so we must provide capital businesses that can escrow. the growth is either limited or declining. we have to make discipline investments. and generally, only the very best projects go forward. they're
out and vote. thank you. >> danny from texas. host: david on the republican line from michigan. go ahead. caller: good morning. my first reaction is that obama needs to step down as president because he's failed so miserably and taking the nation into such a wrong direction. he often asks arab leaders that have done the same thing to step down. we should just appoint one of these republicans or tea party people like michelle bachmann or mitt romney or rick perry. to the other callers on the ponzi scheme and social security. i looked up ponzi scheme on wiki and it defines a ponzi scheme as a program like social security. it's part of the modern definition. everybody in the republican party and tea party they have a pretty well unified front talking about cutting taxes and getting rid of obama care which will save our medical across the united states and up lift our nation. the cutting of taxes, here's what happened to me. i was working as an engineer for a major corporation in the united states. the company had to pay so much taxes out that they just folded up and laid off 50,000 p
holiday for any new employees. it draws from west bloomfield michigan. how long have you been out of a job? >> since last school year. i feel like his plan will help teachers you are thinking about getting out of education did to the constant layoffs and closing of schools. of schools. the morale is so low that i do not know how effective they can be. >> she is joining us from the democrat's line. >> i thought the speech was wonderful. we have two sides against each other. if we can never come together the president what suggested, we will still have teachers that are teaching. our kids are not learning. you are not learning the same things that they're learning. things that they're learning. if we can together and work hard to do what the president has suggested, we will be better off as a country. clients senator mitch mcconnell said this is not a job speech but the president's reelection speech. they indicated there would not be a republican response. the president traveled to richmond, va. tomorrow. to further out line. he packed this tonight. in case you missed it, you can check it ou
a response. >> the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you for your courtesy. miss jackson, welcome. thank you for your visit to southeast michigan last month and your tour of the ford river international refuge. i have a number of questions to which i hope you answer yes or no. does epa take public comments into consideration during its rule making? >> yes. >> does epa allow industry representatives to provide comments during the rulemaking process? >> yes. >> does epa take into account during the rulemaking process the cost analysis of the proposed rules on industry and cost of that? >> yes. >> as i remember the writing of the legislation the epa is required in writing these rules to come first to its decisions on the basis of health and come to for decisions on how the rule will be implemented on the basis of other things as well. things like cost and impact on industry and things of that kind. >> that is correct. >> if i am correct the train at will change the sequence of those things the first decision would be cost. the se
. in talking to rick in ohio and fred in michigan, i think they understand the necessity to link job creation with deficit reduction. i think there's a great opportunity for this country for this committee to succeed. i think the members want to see this committee succeed. and to reduce deficit. if you can both reduce the deficit and put america back to work, it seems like >> congressman john larsen from earlier today. in an hour, president obama delivers his speech to a joint session of congress. our coverage picks up at 6:15 as members of the house and senate make their way to the floor. after the speech, we will take your phone calls and comments, also a reaction to a speech on c-span2. and now more about job creation and the economy. jeff sessions and other members of the republican conference spoke to reporters on what they hope to hear in the address the congress. this runs 20 minutes. >> good morning. president obama is coming to congress tonight to talk about jobs at that time when we have had persistent unemployment at a greater level than any time since the great depression. that is
. >>> this is surveillance video of a walgreen's in michigan. it's been roged. the pharmacist pulls out a gun. scares the thieves away. instead of being hailed as a hero, the pharmacist got fired. he's suing walgreen's. it's a complicated one. >> it is. >>> and the 3-year-old dolled up as a pretty woman, a la julia roberts. her mother takes on the critics who say, her daughter looks too sexy, too soon. >> people will be weighing in on that. >>> and then j. lo. she gave her fans a thrill of a lifetime. >>> first to the attempted heist caught on tape. a pharmacist foiling a robbery. apparently saving the day. why did he lose his job? dan harris has more on the incident and why the man is now suing walgreengreenwalgreens. >> on the video tape, you'll see a night shift nightmare play out in real time and you can decide whether an employee was reckless or heroic. it all plays out on this harrowing surveillance video of a walgreens fapharmacy. it's 4:30 in the morning. the pharmacist is sorting medications behind the counter. two armed men wearing masks enter. immediately, they start pointing their guns at
time where maybe that paradigm has changed. i just don't know. >> host: shelbitown, michigan is next for lynn on the republican line. >> caller: yes, good morning, gentlemen. i just wanted to throw this out there. i've been thinking about this for quite some time actually. up here in michigan, we've really truly have lost a full decade. we went through eight years of a democratic governor that came in with all kinds of hopes, kind of like this president. with, you know, going to change things and turn things around. and she came in with like a 69% favorable rating. she left with 16%. you just look at detroit, people keep bringing that up and they are absolutely right. it's had 50 years of single party rule and it's just terrible. so if you want to really take a snapshot of what this president is about to do, just take a look at what michigan's at and that's about all i have to say. >> host: any correlation? >> guest: well, it's interesting the second caller who used michigan as kind of -- to suggest the whole country is becoming michigan. >> host: uh-huh. >> guest: there's a correlat
. >> thank you. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from michigan. >> thank you chairman and chairwoman. the problem it faces obvious. there is too much government spending, too much federal debt and impeding our economy's ability to grow. as a result, too few private- sector jobs are being created. we know it and the american people know what. a quick look at the facts shows this committee has their work cut out. there were zero net jobs created in the month of august, roughly 40 million americans out of work, and the unemployment rate continues to hover around 9%. the total debt for fiscal year 2010 reached 93.1% of gdp and it is growing at an astronomical and unsustainable rate. by the end of this fiscal year our debt will exceed our g.d.p. and according to expert testimony before the simpson- bowles commission, this has already cost us 1 million jobs. these problems have been decades in the making. frankly, both parties have refused to enact many of the necessary and well-known solutions. simply put, washington has over- promised and under-performed. as a result, this committee will
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